Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek

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Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek - Days

Trip Route

Pokhara - Ghodepani - Poon Hill - Muldhai Viewpoint - Kot Danda - Ghandrunk Village

Trip Facts

Group Size
1+ PAX
Trip Grade
Easy to Moderate
Accommodation
Guesthouse/Lodge
Max. Elevation
3,637 M/11,930 FT
Meals
B/L/D with hot drink
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Bus
Best Season
Autumn/Spring/Winter

Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek Highlights

  • Best trek route in Nepal on foot of Annapurna Himalayan range
  • Get a 270 degree panoramic mountain view from Poon Hill
  • Ramble inside the colorful rhododendron forest with encountering wildlife
  • Explore Nepalese culture mainly Gurung and Magar tribe
  • Stay night in comfort room with private bathroom
  • Take photo with yak at Muldhai hill

Poon Hill, the most popular viewpoint in Annapurna region Nepal. In present days Poon hill became of the classical trek in the Nepalese Himalayas. Poon Hill trek is suitable for the any folks no matter of age group, short time-framed, luxurious trek, also important does not require any prior training. There is various trekking route to reach Poon Hill Viewpoint although most trekker's choosing through Nayapul then in two days walk stopped Ghorepani for the Poon Hill Viewpoint. Ghorepani Poon Hill is one the superlative available trek in Nepal with a mixture of the tranquility nature, wildlife, truly Nepalese culture and seasonal flower, of course, the best mountain vista of Annapurna Himalayan range, Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and Mount Manaslu.
Pokhara is the closest large city from Poon Hill and maximum 70 km distances. The utmost of the trekkers begins Poon Hill voyage in the morning from Pokhara with 42 km driving on Baglung Rajmarg. Upon drive ends at Nayapul walk commence throughout typical villages of different folkloric groups Gurung and Pun Magar, both of them have delightful culture. En route of Poon Hill route also passes 3250 stone step in 2 hours trek from Tihkedunga to Ulleri. We sight the thundering water into the forest also see birds pecking on stream. While walking in the jungle also hear the sound of barking deer as well as monkey playing on the trees.
There are few options to reach Poon Hill viewpoint from Pokhara, we modified Poon Hill trekking itinerary for you on your preferred between 3 days to 10 days also possible to extend trek with adding a number of days then take a less touristic route before and after Poon Hill.

Daily itinerary

After breakfast in Pokhara, drive beings from the hotel then across the Pokhara city after Baglung bus park drive continues on Baglung highway then after Nayapul follows branch off-road along the Burungi River to Hile. We used to begin the trek from Nayapul but the present day the jeep road extended further up to Ulleri and the trekking track is quite dusty. So from Hile trekking route continues throughout Magar villages and drive road go further up to Ulleri outside of the village on the mountains. The tribal live in cluster villages and it is strictly beautiful. Then strenuous uphill path starts from the last house of Tekhedunga, a remaining trail to Ulleri village is steeply ascent with viewing snowcapped mountains and valley on backdrop also passes memorials of death in 2006 landslides. Upon arrival at Ulleri, you'll be mesmerized with the magnificent view of Annapurna south (23,678 ft) and Hiuchuli (21,125 ft) plus picturesque Ulleri village.

The distance from Ulleri to Ghorepani is approximately 12 km and it takes about 5 hours in basic walking pace. A maximum route to Ghorepani is mostly gradually ascent through mixed dense forest and during the spring vivid wildflower are blossoming. Also spotting wildlife like monkey, birds and hear roaring deer in the far distance. The trail passes stunning waterfall in midst of the primeval forest. There are several local teashops on way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani village is set on a ridge and provides a panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range, Nilgiri Himal and Mount Dhaulagiri, the tallest mountain in western Nepal.

Awaited day in your Poon Hill trek and detour to Poon Hill viewpoint. Early morning leaving from the lodge with drinking water do not forget put on the warm cloth on the body. The Poon Hill (3200 m) path is steeply ascent on stone-stair and might be difficult in the morning, walking with a head torch. Poon hill known as the best viewpoint in Annapurna region and can see glorious sunrise on more than 15 mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167 m), II, III, IV, Tukche peak, Dhampus pass, Nilgiri center, Nilgiri center Nilgiri south, Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machhapurchhare, Lamjung Himal and Mount Manaslu on far distance.

After admiring the splendorous view of Himalayas trek back to lodge for the breakfast. Then, again steeply climbing up the same sort of trail to actually the same height of Poon Hill, place called Deurali.
After Deurali your guided Poon Hill trek follow branch route through the bamboo shrubs, pine, and rhododendron forest. This route is newly explored where hardy sees other tourist but an awesome section of Annapurna region. From Deurali pass route continues uphill including (strenuous section) on an unruffled forest in the heavenly mountainous terrain. Upon reach, Chautari (stone rest place) see a close view of Annapurna Himalayan range then trek onward on the yak and sheep pasture also spot Lophophorus. Dobato has only three lodges with basic accommodation and Asian toilet. We hiked 15 km in 6/7 hours.

A 25-minute brief hike brings to the ridge called Muldhai Viewpoint (3637 m), Muldhai viewpoint is higher than Poon Hill and offered a closet view of entire western Himalayan range. The ridge is super cold should be prepared well against icy. After breakfast in Dobato, trek commences steeply down inside the rhododendron forest where easily spot animals and birds also sights waterfall. Then take a rest at Tadapani after that walk resume again out of the main trail throughout dense rhododendron forest till Komrong Danda. The last section of today trail is mostly up the wide trail to Kot Danda, the guesthouse is located on peace location also surrounding by several trees where numerous birds made residence.

Another sweat day during the Poon Hill and Mulde Hill trekking, you'll be wake-up by birds whistling and enjoy to see a sunrise on Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Fishtail and Annapurna range with sipping hot tea. Then trek begins on the cultivate rice terrace to Ghandrunk village, a largest tribal village along Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We do a cultural excursion in cluster villages then trek ends at Kimche after an hour walk from Ghandrunk for the jeep ride to Pokhara. We have 2 hours jeep ride on the bumpy road to Nayapul then drive ahead to Pokhara on paved road.


What's included?

  • Airport/hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Permit (Annapurna conservation area project fees and trekking information management system card)
  • Experienced English speaking licensed guide and experienced Porter with salary, accommodation, food and Insurance
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
  • Musical Adventure Trekking complimentary trekking gear likely four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • All official charge and 13% Government VAT
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Pokhara to Nayapul & Kimche to Pokhara by jeep
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural show

Add On:

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus/flight
  • Cultural and heritage tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Porter to carry your luggage

What's not included?

  • Nepal visa fees 15 Day in cost of U$D 25
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals & extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (battery charge, telephone call, laundry, hot shower, internet)
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Gratitude (Tips) for guide and porters

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip